Nestle reported 'soft consumer demand' in North America

Nestle Q1 update: four things to learn

The rate at which Nestle's organic sales rose in the first quarter of 2017 was the slowest this century but the results, issued on Thursday,...

Post sees 'better opportunities for EBITDA growth with cost management'

Analysis: Post discusses rationale for Weetabix

Post Holdings, the US food group, was this week announced as the new owner of Weetabix, the UK-based breakfast cereal business. The GBP1.4bn...

Who will snap up Stonyfield?

Who will buy Danone's Stonyfield business?

Danone said yesterday (12 April) its acquisition of natural food company WhiteWave Foods was final. The announcement comes less than two wee...

Younger consumers agnostic about where they buy snacks

Column: Why snacking is the new meal

just-food's US columnist Victor Martino believes the country is seeing "the deconstruction of the traditional meal" - and snack foods are th...

Has Unilever signalled more changes will come?

Column: Unilever may surprise us further down line

Unilever announced the fruits of its business review - convened after the company brushed off interest from Kraft Heinz - yesterday (6 April...

Six food majors are working on unified nutrition labels

Analysis: Lack of harmony in Europe on labelling

Front-of-pack nutritional labelling has long been a subject of fierce debate within the food industry - and between food companies and publi...

Albertsons, Sprouts in 'merger talks', Amazon swoops for Dubai's, Tesco firm on Booker ambitions - retail round-up, March 2017 6 Apr 17

March saw rumours of what called be a significant piece of M&A in the US grocery retail sector, one deal done in the Middle East e-commerce market and one major retail CEO standing by his plans to add to his business through acquisition. Dean Best reports.

Which companies could be eyeing up Reckitt Benckiser's condiments? - analysis 5 Apr 17

Reckitt Benckiser, the UK consumer goods group behind brands including Durex condoms and Flash bleach (and, soon, Enfamil infant formula) looks set to sell off its food division. The company this week announced it would hold a "strategic review" on the "non-core" unit, which contains brands including French's mustard and Frank's Red Hot sauce. If RB parts company with the unit, a move analysts regard as a consequence of the group's focus on "consumer health", which companies may be interested in its condiments? John Shepherd looks at which suitors could be keen as mustard - and why.

Thought Leaders

Hershey steps up work on calories

Dean Best | 24 Apr 17 Hershey announces new pledge on calories

Hershey has issued a new pledge on the calories contained in its products, setting a new commitment taking in a chunk of its confectionery lines.

Ebro invests in US frozen pasta, rice plant 

Katy Askew | 24 Apr 17 Ebro invests in frozen pasta, rice capacity in US

Ebro Foods is investing in a pasta, rice and grain product production plant in the US.

Icelandic to sell Saucy Fish Co. owner Seachill

John Shepherd | 21 Apr 17 Icelandic did not give reasons for selling The Saucy Fish Co. brand owner Seachill

The Icelandic Group is to sell its UK fish products business Icelandic Seachill, owner of The Saucy Fish Co. brand.

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UK "faces 22% food price hike post-Brexit"

"We fit Unilever's vision for next generation of good food" - Sir Kensington's co-founder Scott Norton on sale of US mayo maker 24 Apr 17

Dean Best'Unilever may be able to learn from our food-native approach'

After shedding a series of food assets – and announcing earlier this month plans to quit spreads – Unilever’s longer-term strategy for the sector is always the subject of debate within the industry. This week, however, the consumer goods giant has made what is for the business a rare move: adding to its foods division through M&A. The Hellmann’s mayonnaise owner has bought fledgling US condiments maker Sir Kensington’s. Dean Best caught up with Sir Kensington’s co-founder Scott Norton to find out more.

KP Snacks on how brands and customers at heart of growth strategy - interview 24 Apr 17

Katy AskewKP moves McCoy's into sharing occasions with  Chips line

KP Snacks, the UK arm of Germany's Intersnack, is focused on growing its share of the country's snack sector through a strategy focusing on the strength of its core brands, its retail customers and on growth areas of the market. Katy Askew spoke to Andy Riddle, sales director at KP Snacks, to find out more about how the group hopes to expand. 

"We're bringing something very disruptive to the category" - Hippeas' Craig Hughes on snack brand's UK push 24 Apr 17

Dean BestHippeas lining up push into UK supermarkets

Chickpea puffs brand Hippeas, launched a year ago as the first product developed by US-based start-up Green Park Brands, has already made notable inroads both in its domestic market and in the UK. Dean Best met Craig Hughes, Green Park's European sales director, at the IFE industry expo in London to discuss Hippeas' performance in the UK and the company's plans for the brand in the market and in Europe. 

Danone closes WhiteWave, who will acquire Stonyfield?

Katy Askew, just-food editorial team Katy Askew | 13 Apr 17

Danone completed its US$12.5bn acquisition of WhiteWave Foods this week. The move will roughly double Danone's presence in North America, where WhiteWave is a top four dairy player.

Premier Foods pension news offers cheer but challenges remain

Katy Askew, just-food editorial team Katy Askew | 28 Mar 17

Premier Foods plc revealed today (28 March) it has secured a deal with its pension scheme trustees that will see the UK food maker reduce its pension burden.

Another reshuffling of pack at Hain Celestial

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 13 Mar 17

Hain Celestial, under the scrutiny of the investment community in recent months and facing some challenges in its domestic market, has announced another shuffling of its management pack.

Unilever makes acquisition - in food

Unilever makes acquisition - in food

Excluding ice cream, much of Unilever's corporate moves in the food sector in recent years has been to offload assets. In April, the company snapped up fledgling US condiments firm Sir Kensington's.

Post Holdings emerges as buyer for Weetabix

Post Holdings emerges as buyer for Weetabix

The US group expands breakfast cereal business with move for household UK brand.

Stonyfield on block as Danone clears WhiteWave deal

Stonyfield on block as Danone clears WhiteWave deal

Danone has agreed to sell US organic dairy business Stonyfield to get local regulatory clearance for its acquisition of WhiteWave Foods. What interest could there be in Stonyfield?

Unilever announces results of business review

Unilever announces results of business review

Spreads set for exit door as FMCG giant shakes up business in wake of Kraft Heinz takeover interest

PepsiCo Inc in Packaged Food (World)

PepsiCo Inc in Packaged Food (World)

In 2016, PepsiCo continues to outpace average packaged food growth, ranking second after Nestlé. With its solid snacks portfolio, established billion dollar brands and diversified product range, the company still stands out as one of the top performers in packaged food. In order to improve its standing amid intensifying competition in the snacking environment, PepsiCo needs to focus revamping its “better-for-you” portfolio, and explore entry into plant-based milk drinks... Read more

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